The design of the new Paul L. Dunbar school building in Hollygrove, slated to become the new home for the Benjamin Banneker Elementary School program currently in the Riverbend, will be discussed at a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday (May 15) at Cypress Manor Community Center, 3613 Cambronne St. The meeting is open to the public.
The Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association will meet tonight to discuss a good-neighbor agreement with the proposed Mellow Mushroom and other new restaurants on Oak Street, while the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association will hear from several local nonprofits at their monthly meeting tonight.
“Voter Suppression in the 2012 Election and the Curious Case of Waterproof, La.” will be the title of the keynote address at Saturday morning’s Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at First Unitarian Universalist Church on South Claiborne.
Investigators are looking for a white Volvo that has been seen near the site of several auto break-ins around the Uptown area, police said.
After ducking and dodging in every conceivable way, President Barack Obama gave in to the inevitable and admitted this week that he and Michelle are in favor of same sex marriage.
In an annual effort to take guns off the street, city, police and church leaders will pay cash for guns starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Little Zion Baptist Church, 4821 Earhart Boulevard.
With two bars on Freret Street already and two more on the way, residents are now considering how many more they will support along the suddenly in-demand commercial corridor.
The Taylor Playground was selected for the $15,000 donation from the Pro Bono Publico Foundation because it sits close to Rex’s den on South Claiborne Avenue, according to our partners at WWL-TV.
You read that right: Midway Pizza offers the “Freret Jet” all-you-can-eat lunch buffet every weekday for just $8.95. That’s as many slices of Midway’s famous deep-dish pizza as you can handle, on top of a choice of caesar or house salad. That, plus the new summer pizzas – the Smokey Treat, King Creole, the Money Pie, and the Herb Tarlek – are out, so come on in and see what everyone’s talking about today!
Located at 4725 Freret between Napoleon and Jefferson, Midway Pizza proudly serves Uptown’s only deep-dish pizza daily until midnight (1am on Fridays). Full menu and beer list are available online, or download the Midway app for Droid or iPhone. Visit the Midway website, follow Midway on Facebook or Twitter, or call 504-322-2815 for more details.
The untimely death of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (more widely known as MCA) last week marks another loss in the creative fabric of the Generation X cultural landscape; he was 47. Personally my appreciation for Mr. Yauch and his bandmates was something of a journey. Their supernova premiere License to Ill in 1986 left me only lukewarm. Like many, I thought the boys goofy and annoying. But they were also everywhere, if not tireless. With their follow-up Paul’s Boutique, many of their fans were left scratching their heads. A dynamic shift in sound and direction — when most listeners had likely anticipated a sequel to License (as the 80s sequelled just about everything) — Boutique demonstrated a decidedly different approach to their musical goals, which received yet another makeover in 1992′s Check Your Head. It was about this time I took a shine to the band. Their other 2 albums of the 1990′s Ill Communication and Hello Nasty brought their energy further along, elevating their sound to places their fanbase embraced and celebrated. Aside, I had the good fortune of being to catch both of those album’s tours, and until last week earnestly believed I would see the Beasties perform some time again hopefully in the near future.
An NOPD patrol car and a civilian vehicle crashed near the intersection of Washington and St. Charles on Monday afternoon, leaving the officer with shoulder pain and the civilian with chest pain, , according to our partners at WWL-TV. The case will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s office.
Armed gunmen targeted two elderly men in Central City in separate incidents Sunday, shooting a 67-year-old in the neck and robbing an 83-year-old of his cash, according to police reports.
Billed as a “‘Treme’ vs. ‘The Wire’ Battle of the Bands,” and hosted by two stars of David Simon’s acclaimed dramas, four musical groups representing New Orleans and Baltimore will face off at Tipitina’s on Friday night to raise money for local musical charities.
The Du Mois gallery on Freret Street will open its newest show, “Visages,” on Saturday evening, and will continue accepting submissions through May 15 for its annual “Cold Drink” printmaking show.
The city is considering auctioning off a century-old fire station on Laurel Street and a vacant lot in Broadmoor for what would likely be a residential renovation, but the City Planning Commission must first hold a hearing Tuesday on the prospect of releasing the publicly-held property into private hands.